The Council Conclusion invites the member states and the Commission to “bring cultural heritage to the fore in relevant EU policies and promote awareness among stakeholders of the mutual benefits of its mainstreaming into other sectoral policies as well as about the financing opportunities for cultural heritage”.
The Commission is also invited to take the direct and indirect impact on the enhancement, conservation and safeguarding of Europe's cultural heritage when planning, implementing and evaluating EU policies.
The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 is stated as an opportunity to build a shared and comprehensive strategic vision for cultural heritage. The initiative presents a stepping stone for incorporating cultural heritage across policy fields within the EU. Further the Council Conclusion clearly states the importance of a shared cultural identity considering the recent social and economic challenges encountered by the European Union.
The 26th NEMO Annual Conference will focus on mainstreaming museum. Read more about the conference Museums out of the Box, which takes place from 15-18 November 2018 in Valletta, Malta, here!